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Northern Illinois HuskiesWashington Huskies
Dec 22, 7:00 PM | Alaska Airlines Arena

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Washington Huskies Odds

2-8TEAM RECORD7-4

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Huskies of Northern Illinois hit the hard court against the Huskies of Washington.

The Huskies bring a 7-4 record (5-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-8 Huskies, who are 4-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Washington go 4-2 so far and the Huskies go 1-6.

View Northern Illinois vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Washington Huskies as 18-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 261-rated Northern Illinois taking on the No. 119-rated Huskies in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-58 win for the Huskies on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the nation's No. 79-rated offensive output, at 72.9 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 152 allowing on average 64.9 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 47.5% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 38% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northern Illinois owns the country's No. 197-rated mark, allowing 71.7 points per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 192 in scoring at home.

Northern Illinois lost its last outing, a 75-48 result against Seattle on December 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Northern Illinois was run off the court by the Redhawks on Wednesday as Seattle routed them 75-48 at KeyArena.

Washington was a 75-62 winner in its last match at home against Cal Poly. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. C.J. Wilcox scored 21 points leading the Huskies to a 75-62 victory over Cal Poly at Alaska Airlines Arena on Thursday.

Northern Illinois Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Massachusetts are 0-1
After playing Seattle are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Connecticut are 3-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Huskies at Huskies trends to consider:
Northern Illinois is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Northern Illinois home to Massachusetts, Saturday, December 29
Washington at Connecticut, Saturday, December 29